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Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by J.C. Taggart

Serve this unique dessert with a glass of Chardonnay!

Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars


1 regular size package white cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 – 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs, divided
1 – 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk, divided
3 cups (about three medium) cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


~Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cake mix and pecans; cut in butter until crumbly. Press mixture onto bottom of a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

~Beat cream cheese, sugar, one egg, and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth; set aside.

~Stir together sweet potatoes, remaining eggs, remaining milk and pie spice; pour over pecan mixture. Dollop cream cheese mixture over sweet potato mixture. Cut through cream cheese mixture with a knife to swirl into sweet potato mixture.

~Bake until set and slightly golden on top, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely; chill before cutting into bars.

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